The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries, while strengthening the capabilities of governments and the private sector in those countries to create and sustain high-quality health systems that can succeed without our assistance. For more information, please visit: http://www.clintonhealthaccess.org
In 2007, CHAI signed an MOU with the government of Uganda to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health and strengthen health systems. Since then, CHAI has worked hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health to increase access to lifesaving pediatric HIV treatment by >400%; coordinate with private sector suppliers to lower costs and expand access to malaria drugs; pilot a point-of-care diagnostic technology, leading to scale up to >250 health facilities nationwide; introduce a new severe malaria drug which will save thousands of lives annually; and many other initiatives. Currently, CHAI Uganda works with the Ministry of Health around HIV, malaria, childhood illnesses, laboratory systems and drug logistics, vaccines, sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health and most recently cancer. As part of the strategic re-organization to manage the growth of the Uganda country program, the program implementation efforts are being segmented into three program clusters: Sexual Reproductive, Maternal and Newborn Health (SRNH), Early Childhood Survival (ECS) and Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases (INCD).
The Senior Coordinator, eMTCT will coordinate the Ministry of Health’s efforts to scale up an integrated package of interventions nationwide, with the aim of reducing the mother to child HIV transmission rate from 7.9% to less than 5% at the 18-month final outcome period.
CHAI Uganda’s HIV program aims to support the Ministry of Health to strengthen management systems, including strategic planning and execution, increase access to optimal medicines and technologies, facilitate the development and scale up of resilient health service delivery models and information systems as well as identify sustainable financing mechanisms for the HIV/AIDS response in the country. We seek an experienced individual to coordinate eMTCT and EID integrated programming at the Ministry of Health. This position will also facilitate organizational learning on the design, implementation, monitoring and documentation of CHAI’s integrated EID program.
The Senior Coordinator, eMTCT must be a strategic thinker with exceptional quantitative skills and experience in managing complex programs. They will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including quantitative analysis and leading stakeholder meetings to gain consensus on proposed recommendations. S/he must be able to function independently and flexibly and have a strong commitment to excellence. CHAI Uganda places great value on personal qualities including resourcefulness, responsibility, tenacity, independence and strong work ethic.